Liz Glynn, "On the Possibility of Salvage"

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Glynn sets sail on the high seas of metaphor in this show, which examines salvage, piracy and the thin line between them. Two installations are featured: One consists of a battered wooden ship's hull, hanging from the ceiling, a design based on a sloop used for smuggling during colonial times. The other is a "library" of lost objects, presumably seized while in transit or recovered from the sea floor. Each item is fashioned by the artist to resemble treasures, ranging from Ming porcelain to the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient analog computer used to calculate the position of the moon and planets in the night sky.


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